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Allison Catfish Farm & Restaurant

403 S Union Grove Rd, Friendsville, TN 37737-3229
+1 865-995-9245
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (36 reviews)
“hush puppies” (8 reviews)
“baked potato” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
403 S Union Grove Rd, Friendsville, TN 37737-3229
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you like catfish and homemade desserts, this is the only place to go. Amazing food. Could eat here everyday. Absolutely incredible.

Thank Jeffrey L
Reviewed 31 October 2017

After hearing about this place for some time we drove down here from Knoxville and were surprised there was no long wait. They are only open on Friday and Saturday evening for dinner from about April though October. Check before you go. We were not...More

Thank GrandPenguins
Reviewed 28 August 2017

First time, food was OK. Service was excellent. Second time, not so much. Looked like we got the last few nuggets at the bottom of the warming tray. Mostly bread, not much fish. And not really hot. Cole slaw was runny and mostly liquid. Not...More

Thank 113wearytraveller
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We took a bit of a road trip to Allison's last night ! Rustic and campy and really good food! The catfish was excellent ! We also shared a piece of homemade coconut pie ! Yummy! Great for families and big groups. Menu is very...More

Thank Funtofky
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I have been going here for years since Uncle Bud's Catfish went out of business and you would be hard pressed to find better Catfish anywhere. All the sides are very good here as well. Have to say it is a little higher on price...More

Thank 732dcarroll
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Catfish, shrimp, chicken tenders., some sides. That it. Comes, small, med, and large. The small for me was plenty and I left one piece on the plate. Not a fan of catfish, went with 2 other couples that loved it. I would have loved a...More

Thank vamom7678
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Classic Tennessee catfish, shrimp and chicken. My husband raves over the catfish but my favorite is the blackberry cobbler. Family owned and frequented by locals. Service is a bit slow but friendly. They do run out of certain things so go early. Seasonal.

Thank Dana C
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Our first time here based on a friendly recommendation. Reminds me of a place back home in NC. Great food and homemade desserts! Can't ask for more. Well service was great too!

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My parents were visiting us and they love fried catfish and shrimp, so I stumbled upon this place while searching the Knoxville area for catfish. We grew up going to a place like this at my grandparents in Arkansas. A small, locally owned family restaurant....More

Thank SmurfySmurfette80
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Here's an off the beatin path kinda place. Great atmosphere lots of windows view out over the ponds Great people and home fresh catfish dining.

Thank Leslee E
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Cindy H
4 September 2015|
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Response from Jack R |
OCTOBER 29th was the LAST DAY of the season at Allison's Catfish for 2016!
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 S Union Grove Rd, Friendsville, TN 37737-3229
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Friendsville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-995-9245
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